Turntable

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by COX 47, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. COX 47

    COX 47 Member

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    This is a turntable I have been working on off and on for a couple of years..The pit is a round cake pan from wally world..The bridge is wood with Atlas bridges cut apart and glued to it...It turns on a 1/4 inch plug to turn on and carry the wiring also makes it easy to remove bridge if you need to...

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    Cox 47
  2. mcbane666

    mcbane666 Member

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    Thats a great idea, love the electrical.
  3. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    the electrical connection is genius,i never thought of the shaft becoming the electrical connector also.--josh
  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

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    How did you isolate it electrically from the metal pan?
  5. COX 47

    COX 47 Member

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    MT. Man....There is a plywood disc calked in the bottom of the cake pan and the female conector is mounted in the plywood...This isn't a very good photo but it shows the bottom....Cox 47

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  6. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    OK - now that's genius.
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I'm very impressed with the pie plate idea and the electronics. I'm expecting a run on pie plates at Walmart now! :) Really nice work!
    Ralph
  8. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

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    Ah, so...Grasshopper! Very nicely done! :thumb:

    I especially like the concept as a means of adding a turntable to a layout at a later date. Just cut a hole, drop in the pan arrangement and fasten in place. The whole thing could hang beneath the layout without a problem.
  9. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Knowing me, I'd end up going through 10 pans before I finally managed to get that hole drilled perfectly in the center!
  10. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    Very nicely done.....Thanks for the idea...!!!
    Have you come up with a way of turning the bridge..?? Or will this be an ol' timer type...Man powered..?
  11. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Nice job.
    Does your wife know you used her favorite cake pan?
  12. COX 47

    COX 47 Member

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    I have never thought about powering it...probaly "Armstrong" .....lol!....I kept peace with my wife the pans came in packs of two and I gave her the other for her birthday....Cox 47
  13. b28_82

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    wow! a pie pan for a birthday present? Creative